Ken Mauer came here to chew bubblegum and give technical fouls. And he’s all out of bubblegum.

So don’t even think about mouthing off to the fiery Minnesotan — yes, those exist — because he’ll T you up, right quick. And definitely don’t act on your silly contemplation. Because if you do say something, that’s a one-way ticket to Showersburgh, courtesy of Whistles McMauer. Kurt Rambis found that out the hard way.

There’s a new sheriff in town and his name’s Ken Mauer. Shape up, punks.

Comments (5)

  1. ROFL. Whistles McMauer makes me giggle.

  2. You know what’s funny, when I was taking my first classes to become a referee 5 or 6 years ago, one of the first things they said about Technical fouls was something like this :

    “When you give a T to someone, you will be emotional, therefore subjective, you better get away as far as possible from the player/coach you just T’d because you will be tempted to give him another one if he replies and that would be TWO Techs for basically the same action. In other words, calling subsequent Techs should not happen, you should take the time to calm down so you’ll be more able to judge a technical foul objectively when you’re not emotional anymore.”

    I guess some NBA refs never learned that.

  3. This is exactly what some feared would happen with this new Tech rule. Early on I was strongly against the rule because I thought it was not needed. There were some that were quite touchy and I felt that the league would be worse because of it. However, as the season progressed the rule rarely intruded upon the game and I almost forgot about it. This though should not happen and I have to believe that someone will look at this, compare it to a Miami LeBrons game and see how the rule isn’t being applied equally across the league.

    Basically, my only concern with the rule now is the two extremes; this example of throwing out Techs like they are candy in a parade and then the opposite where LeBron or Wade can run full speed at a ref yelling and not get even a finger wag.

  4. just as people were saying that the new Tech Rules didn’t change the game

  5. this 30 seconds alone might have cost the timerwolves the game.

    Officials shouldn’t be having that kind of impact on a games outcome.

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